Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: SUV not accelerating like it should.

asked by on

The SUV is not performing well when the gas pedal is pushed. It takes a while to get up to speed and has a knocking sound when accelerating, in addition to when it is idling. From past experience with this vehicle, I believe it might be the spark plugs, but I am not entirely sure.

A: The SUV is not performing well when the gas...

The SUV is not performing well when the gas pedal is pushed. It takes a while to get up to speed and has a knocking sound when accelerating, in addition to when it is idling. From past experience with this vehicle, I believe it might be the spark plugs. I would have a certified mechanic come and inspect your vehicle and diagnose your issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Accelerating from red light, car jerks; also at 25-35 mph

Hello there. Many different faults can cause the vehicle to jerk and have acceleration issue. The most likely cause of these are spark plugs, battery, alternator, fuel pump, low transmission fluid, MAF sensor, vacuum leak, exhaust leak or oxygen sensor....

Q: How are transmission cooling lines disconnected on the radiator?

Hi there. The lines that attach to the radiator are either connected by a threaded pipe fitting or a compression type pipe fitting. The compression type fitting will need to be pushed in before removing the line. If you need...

Q: What could be causing white smoke

If your coolant does not get low on coolant more than a cup or less every six months then you do not likely have a leak. The white smoke will be moisture in the exhaust that is normal when the...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...